Korean War

By gjygjy
  • Acheson's defence perimeter speech

    It omitted South Korea from a list of countries which the US would automatically defend in the event of aggression. This might have led to Stalin agreeing to help N. Korea on 30 Jan 1950 when he previously did not wish to help N. Korea.
  • Period: to

    Korean War

  • MacArthur discharged from duties

    The fact that Truman discharged MacArthur from his duties shows that Truman wanted to limit the Korean War.
  • Peace talks

    Peace talks dragged on from 1951 to 1953 due to the issue of POWs. Both sides refused to compromise as it will threaten their ideological legitimacy.
  • Death of Stalin

    Death of Stalin and compromise on the matter of repatriation eventually resulted in an armistice in July 1953.
  • Armistice (end of peace talks)